Biodiesel from microalgae

Chung Hong Tan, Dillirani Nagarajan, Pau Loke Show, Jo Shu Chang

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Abstract

The solution to solving both the global energy crisis and global warming is the development and promotion of renewable and sustainable biofuels. Creating biofuels from food crops, energy crops, and lignocellulosic biomass have their own disadvantages. To counter these drawbacks, microalgal biofuels were introduced and microalgal biodiesel was found to be a promising alternative for petro-diesel. However, every new technology comes with their downsides and microalgal biodiesel is no different. Numerous researches and studies are being performed globally in hopes of overcoming the huge technological hurdles facing the commercialization of microalgal biodiesel. In this chapter, we will review and discuss the barriers as well as recent advances in microalgae-based biodiesel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals
Subtitle of host publicationBiofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes for the Production of Liquid and Gaseous Biofuels
PublisherElsevier
Pages601-628
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780128168561
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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